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Salvation Army Angel Tree, Red Kettle campaign in need of donations

Salvation Army is in need of donations for the holiday season. Source: WDAM Salvation Army is in need of donations for the holiday season. Source: WDAM
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers willing to adopt a child for their Angel Tree Program or give to their Red Kettle Program. 

Both programs help with the needy during the holiday season.

The process is simple, and can be done in person or online. 

Those willing to adopt a child for the Angel Tree Program can pick a name on the tree to help sponsor that little boy or girl's Christmas wish list. 

"People can make a difference in a child's life. It's very important that we take all of our children very seriously and hope that they have a wonderful holiday," said Richard Swartz, Attorney. "I've been doing this for 14 years and listen, I love it. I know what a difference it makes. The people that are listening to us now, they have to realize that it does make a difference. They've given away over 17,000 toys last year."

According to Hattiesburg Salvation Army Captain Stacey Connelly, this year's red kettle campaign is currently $50,000 dollar behind their goal. 

There is still a couple weeks left to help with both of the charity's initiatives. 

“You can text “hubcity” to 51555” it makes it easier for those folks who don’t carry cash on them," Connelly said. 

For more information on the Angel Tree Program or the Red Kettle Program, click here. 

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